“There was once a woman who lived with her daughter in a beautiful cabbage-garden; and there came a rabbit and ate up all the cabbages.”
“Once on a time the cock and the hen went to the nut mountain, and they agreed beforehand that whichever of them should find a nut was to divide it with the other.”
“There lived in a certain village a poor old woman who had collected a mess of beans, and was going to cook them.”
This month I’m only featuring two titles From My Bookshelf – with good reason, of course. The two books, Heartbeat by Sharon Creech and Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen, have a single subject on their respective covers; the former is exceptionally drawn and the latter is full of whimsy. I have read both of these books, but they are certainly due for a re-read (and maybe an un-haul, but I won’t dwell on that now).
“There once was a young fellow who had learnt the trade of locksmith, and told his father he would now go out into the world and seek his fortune.”
“There was once upon a time an old Queen whose husband had been dead for many years, and she had a beautiful daughter.”